With an overall population of 22,071 and a student population of 8,458, approximately 5,566 of Greenwood students attend one of Greenwood's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Greenwood, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Piedmont Technical College. In 2010, approximately 16 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Piedmont Technical College.
A reported 16 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Greenwood in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,440 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Greenwood.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Greenwood, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,100 medical assistants in South Carolina, 380 were working in the greater Greenwood area. The number of medical assistants in Greenwood is expected to increase by 33% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Greenwood is $26,960 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.